PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY

Link to the inquiry submissions, hearings and transcripts. https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/standing-committees-current-assembly/standing-committee-on-economic-development-and-tourism/inquire-into-drone-delivery-systems-in-the-act

Canberra Liberals, with the endorsement by Andrew Wall MLA, has called for a parliamentary inquiry into household drone delivery services in the ACT.  An inquiry has been approved following significant complaints about the drones since the trial started in July.  The inquiry has little focus on safety and privacy concerns.

The terms of reference for the inquiry are as follows:

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism inquire into and report on drone delivery systems in the ACT, with particular reference to:

(a)    the decision to base the trials of the technology in the ACT and surrounding region;

(b)    the economic impact of drone delivery technology being tested in the ACT including the:

          (i)       investment that has been brought in to the Territory;

          (ii)      the number of jobs that have been created as part of the trial; and

          (iii)     the extent of collaboration with local industry and academic institutions;

(c)    the extent of regulatory oversight of drone technology at various levels of government including but not limited to;

          (i)       local authorities such as EPA, Worksafe, Access Canberra; and

          (ii)      Commonwealth agencies such as Air Services Australia and Civil Aviation Safety Authority;

(d)     the extent of any environmental impact as a result of trialling drone delivery technology on;

          (i)       residents within the trial area;

          (ii)      native wildlife; and

          (iii)     domestic animals;

(e)     ways to improve the use of drone delivery technology within the ACT;

(f)      any other relevant matter.